Egypt launched the biggest military operation in the country’s modern history, since the Arab-Israeli war of 1973, at the beginning of September when it sent in a large ground invasion force to compliment tanks and war planes carrying out repeated strikes against Islamist militants based in Sinai.

The launching of the military campaign followed an assassination attempt on Muhammad Ibrahim, Egypt’s newly appointed Minister of the Interior, one of those responsible for the Egyptian military’s brutal crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protests around the country over the last few months, which left thousands dead and thousands more injured.

In The October 2013 edition of The Middle East Magazine, Mel Fryberg reports on Egypt’s military operation in Sinai.

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